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Hey guys my friend wants my help in building a new rig. He will just use it for browsing the internet and watching movies, however he wants the PC to be fast. Boot up fast, open a program fast, etc.. considering his current PC is quite slow at that.

He proposed this build to me
Intel DH67CL w/VGA+Sound+SATA+Lan&PCI Express $116.00
3.3 GHz*- i5-2500$218.00
2x2gb Kingston DDR3-1333$56.00
ThermalTake VK90001N2Z Element T Black Cas$80.00
WD 1TB WD1002FAEX 7200RPM SATAII 64MB Black Edition Internal HDD for Desktop$75.00
Samsung SH-S223 22X DVDRW - Dual Layer Black SATA$23.00
Thermaltake TR-500P TR2 Bronze 500W PSU $98.00
Acer P205H Wide*20" TFT Truebright$128.00

Which totals at $794.00. However I told him that this build is too overpowered for just regular use and proposed this:

Intel DH61WW w/VGA+Sound+SATA+Lan&PCI Express $77.00
3.1 GHz - i3-2100 $134.00
2x2gbKingston DDR3-1333$56.00
ThermalTake VK90001N2Z Element T Black Cas$80.00
WD 1TB WD1002FAEX 7200RPM SATAII 64MB Black Edition Internal HDD for Desktop$75.00
Samsung SH-S223 22X DVDRW - Dual Layer Black SATA$23.00
Thermaltake TR-380P TR2 Bronze 380W PSU $$79.00.00
Acer P205H Wide*20" TFT Truebright$128.00

Which totals at $650.

That's around $150 save. Is the performance loss worth it? Or can I cut down even more since it's for internet use?
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You can cut it down a little more and get better parts.

So he won't be doing any gaming? Not even the epic BattleField 3?

What country are you in?
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he wants the PC to be fast. Boot up fast, open a program fast, etc.. considering his current PC is quite slow at that.
Uh..I believe that's asking for a ssd man.
    
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i agree with rabbs....use the saved money in ur second build to purchase an ssd...and his os and apps will be flying.....
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Uh..I believe that's asking for a ssd man.
Thats pretty much what I read. 150 should get you a decent sized ssd to use as a boot drive. For what he wants, that will be the biggest performance boost you can possibly buy.

Both build are kind of overkill for what he wants but it good to be future proof
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You can cut it down a little more and get better parts.

So he won't be doing any gaming? Not even the epic BattleField 3?

What country are you in?
No, he's like my only non-gamer friend I keep telling him what he's missing but he just won't listen
I'm in Lebanon why do you ask? O.o

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Uh..I believe that's asking for a ssd man.
It's a budget build. I'm trying to save up not bankrupt the man! The hard disk is at a great price I think, and the rest I found in shops around here are crap.

I wonder what I can cut on though? He'll be running Windows 7, so I think 4gbs of ram are required? Or maybe 2gb are more than enough? Maybe get a 3.00 GHz - E5700? And a lower PSU?

The way he described it is, smooth enough to run just programs, but at a budget

Edit: Just saw the next replies. I agree with you guys that it will a performance boost. But I'm already at the budget limit as it is.
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No, he's like my only non-gamer friend I keep telling him what he's missing but he just won't listen
I'm in Lebanon why do you ask? O.o


It's a budget build. I'm trying to save up not bankrupt the man! The hard disk is at a great price I think, and the rest I found in shops around here are crap.

I wonder what I can cut on though? He'll be running Windows 7, so I think 4gbs of ram are required? Or maybe 2gb are more than enough? Maybe get a 3.00 GHz - E5700? And a lower PSU?

The way he described it is, smooth enough to run just programs, but at a budget
If you can't get a ssd, then i believe next best thing is a 10,000 rpm raptor. But if not a raptor, then get 1 or 2 samsung spinpoint F3 1TB.
    
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No, he's like my only non-gamer friend I keep telling him what he's missing but he just won't listen
I'm in Lebanon why do you ask? O.o


It's a budget build. I'm trying to save up not bankrupt the man!
Oh ok, no one knows where you are because it's not specified under your avatar.

If you were in the USA It would be easy to guesstimate a build on Newegg (North America Online Store).
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i am currently using 2gb ram on my sys as one of my ram is gone....and i assure u except gta 4 most games are running flawlessly.......so apps will run quite gud on 2gb.....
and take phenom x3 or the older gen i3's to cut the cost....but please dont take the c2d...these r outdated in every aspect....
EDIT: try to take lesser sized hdd and adjust at least a 30 gig ssd....it will give a very noticiable performance boost....
Edited by ghost_z - 3/22/11 at 10:32am
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Oh ok, no one knows where you are because it's not specified under your avatar.

If you were in the USA It would be easy to guesstimate a build on Newegg (North America Online Store).
Yeah that's the problem. I'm also really cut down on choice regarding parts... No raptors as well...
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